The historical drama television series Diriliş: Erturul’s first season (2014–2015) started on December 10, 2014, and ended on June 17, 2015. It was created by Mehmet Bozda and comes before the second season of Diriliş: Erturul.
Erturul, the son of Süleyman Ah, Bey of the Kay, is sent to the Emir of Aleppo to request territory. As a result of the traitor in the Emir’s palace, Nasir, who works for the Templars but is later killed by Erturul and the Emir is shown the truth, the Kay are forced into a series of conflicts with the Templars after saving Ahzade Numan, Halime Sultan, and Ahzade Yiit.
Selcan Hatun, Erturul’s sister-in-law and adoptive sister, who desires retribution from Süleyman Ah for killing her deceitful father, Alptekin Bey, creates a brand-new issue when she aids Kurdolu, Süleyman Ah’s brother, in his search for Beylik. After great struggle, Halime and Erturul, who loves her, get married. Gündodu, Selcan’s husband, initially harbours resentment at Erturul since he is revered as the tribe’s hero but eventually loses it. Kurdolu is executed toward the end of the season, Erturul defeats the Templars and successfully seizes their citadel, and Selcan confesses his sins. The tribe then relocates to Erzurum in accordance with Süleyman Ah’s final wishes after his passing.
Season 1 preparations started in February 2014. The illustrations and tales were completed in five months. In three months, drawings were produced for Gambat from Mongolia. The teams began working in May 2014. Sixty individuals made up the decoration and art team, which worked on the first episode for four months. Fabric covering 4000 square metres was used for the decorations and costumes. Regarding the show’s choreography, Nomad, the Kazakhstan-based special choreography company from films like The Expendables 2, 47 Ronin, and Conan the Barbarian, was invited to Turkey. For the actors, horses, and other players in the sequences, the crew created unique choreographies. For three months, the cast attended riding, sword-fighting, and archery lessons.
A veterinarian looked after the 25 horses on the site and gave them specific training. On a horse farm in Riva, all are kept up. All of the animals that participate in the show, including gazelles, sheep, goats, nightingales, and partridges, have their own space that is specifically designed and sized to resemble a zoo (albeit on a smaller scale). The first episode took around a month to shoot.
In Season 1, Istanbul’s Beykoz and Riva were used as the backdrops. Diriliş: For the first season, Erturul established two plateaus for Riva and Beykoz Kundura Factory. A 40,000 m2 platform in Riva was constructed, with 35 tents constructed in accordance with the original plans.
Aleppo, Aleppo Palace, supply room, guest rooms, hallways, dungeons, Karatoygar room, Seljuk pavilion, temple halls, and chambers, lodges, and tent interiors were constructed on a walled-in area of 6,000 m2 at the Beykoz Kundura factory. The dungeon, the tunnel, and the altar of the temple were constructed on an open space of 5,000 m2 in the Kundura factory, along with the Aleppo Bazaar, the interior of the fortress, the interior of the tent by Süleyman Ah, and the interior of the stronghold.
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